May 7, 2014
After three years of community mobilization and advocacy efforts, the School Board of Broward County unanimously […]
Jan 27, 2014
While I was in high school, I got into my first serious relationship. Before I even […]
Apr 3, 2013
UPDATE: VICTORY! Last week, James and other activists in Texas met with their policy makers to […]
Oct 6, 2015
I recently was asked when I knew I was bisexual.
It seems like such a silly question to me because being bisexual is just a part of who I am, my being, I never think about when I really “knew.” I’ve always known I’ve had similar feelings for more than just one gender. I never felt out of place about my sexuality until labeling began and …
Oct 1, 2015
What’s worse than Gonorrhea? Super Gonorrhea! Have you experienced any one of these super symptoms? Burning urination,discharge from penis or vagina, excruciating pain during urination, or frequent urination. You may have Super Gonorrhea. You may be asking what is “Super Gonorrhea”and what makes it so super? Well Super Gonorrhea’s real name is Neisseria Gonorrhoeae.
The CDC say that Super Gonorrhea is a virulent strain that has progressively developed a strong resistance to the antibiotic drugs to treat it. CDC say that if the clap continues this resistance and becomes …
Sep 7, 2015
Sexual Violence… the youth breakdown.
Did you know that about 10% of youth are affected by sexual violence? Although that may seem like a small amount, it is still pretty shocking, and it is important for people to be aware of this. More than 75% of women who have been raped were raped before the age of 25, and more than 42.2% of that group was raped before the age of 18. These statistics were calculated in a study conducted by the Center of Disease Control and Prevention …
Sep 4, 2015
Florida does not mandate that schools teach comprehensive sexual health information, and because of this, the Palm Beach county schools don’t see it as important to teach sexual health consistently… or at all! Their lack of a policy or even standards on teaching sexual health shows the lack of importance they put on our health. Do they want everyone to get pregnant, get diseases, and not know how to protect themselves?
Florida is not disease free, and the majority of my peers don’t know how to protect themselves. …
Sep 4, 2015
Here’s a scary fact, since the 1990’s condom use in America has fallen! Even with the advances in condomology, (pretty sure that’s a scientific study.) people are still refusing to wrap up. But why? That magical device helps protect against STD’s, STI’S,HIV and unintended pregnancy’s. Like condoms are the Gandalfs of sexual health. Some people say this is because condoms take away feeling during sex, but this has been proven to be incorrect by The Daily Beast. So what’s their excuse now there isn’t an excuse to not wear …